3D-News Archive September 2013

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Ster-Kinekor To Bring The First Commercial Multiplex IMAX Theatre To South Africa
3D-News Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (15:01 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

IMAX Corporation and Ster-Kinekor Theatres, a division of Primedia Ltd., today announced an agreement to install an IMAX® theatre in the Ster-Kinekor Gateway Multiplex at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban , South Africa . The deal represents IMAX's first commercial multiplex theatre in the country.

"IMAX delivers a moviegoing experience so lifelike that customers are willing to pay a premium for it, and as a result we are confident that IMAX will strengthen the performance of our flagship multiplex in Durban ," said Fiaz Mahomed , CEO, Ster-Kinekor. "IMAX supports our mission to deliver unforgettable entertainment experiences, and we look forward to presenting the world's biggest blockbusters in the world's most immersive cinematic format."

"Today's agreement - with South Africa's number-one exhibitor at the country's number-one cinema complex – represents the ideal scenario under which to mark IMAX's first commercial multiplex entry into the country," said Andrew Cripps , President, IMAX EMEA. "We are delighted to welcome Ster-Kinekor to the IMAX business and believe our partnership will not only raise our visibility in South Africa , but also set the stage for mutual growth opportunities in the region."

USHIO America, Inc. Introduces State-of-the-Art Kooptech Washer and Dryer System for 3D Glasses
3D-News Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (15:01 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

USHIO America Inc. announced its alliance with Kooptech-Cinema for distribution in North and South America of their state-of-the-art 3D Glasses Washing and Drying System. The system’s flexibility accommodates all 3D Glasses Technologies available in the market today: IMAX, Dolby® 3D, Xpand, MasterImage, RealD, etc.

The small, all-in-one system washes, sanitizes and dries all 3D glasses in a 4 min. 30 sec. cycle. The glasses are perfectly clean without watermarks, streaks or spots and are ready to be distributed to movie goers right after the cleaning is complete. The machine’s low temperature method is safe for all glasses. It is user friendly, very effective and the repeatability process is amazing. The low cost of operation makes the investment pay for itself in a short period of time.

"It is an excellent system and a perfect example of how 3D Glasses should be washed and dried. Its low operating cost, ease of use and overwhelming performance superiority has no match on the market. There are many issues with cleaning glasses today and this system solves them all. We are very excited to offer this product to our customers", comments Darek Gilczynski – Director of Sales, Digital Cinema for USHIO America.

"We are very proud to work together with USHIO America and offer our top of the line product for North and South American Markets" adds Piotr Rogujski - Managing Director of Kooptech-Cinema.

TRIDELITY announces new glasses-free 30-inch 4MP 3D Display
3D-News Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (15:00 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

TRIDELITY, a pioneer in high-quality ASD 3D Displays has released the glasses-free 3D display Single-Viewer with an unprecedented native resolution of 2560x1600. Currently, this unique product is ready for medical approval EN606601 and is natively supported by nVidia Quadro graphics cards. Following the good market acceptance of the medical approved MV2600-MED, TRIDELITY opens a further field in the OEM business in the medical engineering.

SL30000va main technical specifications:

  • 2560x1600@60Hz native resolution (4MP)
  • 350 cd/m2 native brightness
  • 29.8 in / 75.6 cm Display Size
  • Supported by nVidia Quadro
  • Ready for EN606601 medical approval

DDD extends TriDef 3D license to JOMVS for glasses-free 3D mobile tablets
3D-News Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (15:00 UTC) | Posted By: Webmaster

DDD Group plc has licensed its TriDef(R)3D software to China's Chongqing JOMVS Photoelectricity Company Limited ("JOMVS") for its glasses-free 3D tablets.

JOMVS produces a range of glasses-free 3D displays for Mobile, TV and PC products. Earlier this month DDD announced a license agreement with JOMVS for glasses-free 3D PCs and this new agreement expands their use of TriDef 3D to include mobile devices.

JOMVS' new glasses-free 3D tablets will use the TriDef 3D Mobile solution to convert 2D photos and videos into 3D. The screens are high definition and provide 3D viewing without the need to wear glasses.

TriDef 3D Mobile also includes a game solution that enables over 60 of the latest Android mobile games, including "Angry Birds", "Blood and Glory" and "Cordy", to be played in stereoscopic 3D 'off the shelf', even though they were not specifically developed for 3D.

The JOMVS tablets will also be compatible with the Yabazam 3D Android mobile app, which provides the same original 3D programming available via DDD's Yabazam content portal. Yabazam has over 80 streaming 3D movie titles for viewing on 3D consumer devices.

DDD will receive quarterly royalty revenues from JOMVS based on the volume of 3D units shipped.

Chris Yewdall, chief executive of DDD, said: "JOMVS aims to be the biggest manufacturer of glasses-free 3D products in Western China by 2017. We are pleased to expand the scope of our license to tablets, further increasing the number of TriDef powered 3D devices in the market."

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